EMF-Aware Cellular Networks in RIS-Assisted Environments

Abstract
The deployment of the 5th-generation cellular networks (5G) and beyond has triggered health concerns due to the electric and magnetic fields (EMF) exposure. In this paper, we propose a novel architecture to minimize the population exposure to EMF by considering a smart radio environment with a reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS). Then, we optimize the RIS phases to minimize the exposure in terms of the exposure index (EI) while maintaining a minimum target quality of service. The proposed scheme achieves up to 20% reduction in EI compared to schemes without RISs.

Citation
Ibraiwish, H., Elzanaty, A., Al-Badarneh, Y. H., & Alouini, M.-S. (2021). EMF-Aware Cellular Networks in RIS-Assisted Environments. IEEE Communications Letters, 1–1. doi:10.1109/lcomm.2021.3120688

Publisher
IEEE

Journal
IEEE Communications Letters

DOI
10.1109/LCOMM.2021.3120688

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